A Telecommunications Engineer researches designs and develops new telecommunications systems and products.
Where To Study Telecommunication Engineering In South Africa?
Below is the list of universities in South Africa to study telecommunication engineering.
Telecommunications | Department of Electrical Engineering UCT
UP School of Engineering Telecommunications
Electronic and Computer Engineering | Durban University of Technology
Frequently Asked Questions On Engineering In South Africa
What is Telecommunication course?
The course descriptions here detail some commonly offered courses in telecommunication technology. Fundamental Telecommunications Concepts is a foundation course in the concepts, history and major technologies of telecommunications. It provides a broad look that prepares students for more in-depth, specialized classes.
What does a Telecommunications Engineer do?
A telecom engineer;
- researches telecommunication products and systems (wired, fibre optical and wireless)
- designs new products, networks and systems
- supplies and advice on telecommunication devices and systems
- organises maintenance
- adheres to quality and safety standards
How To become a Telecommunications Engineer In South Africa?
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical or Electronic)
- University of Cape Town
- University of Johannesburg
- University of KZN
- University of Pretoria
- University of Stellenbosch
- University of Witwatersrand
Bachelor of Electronic Engineering
- Workplace experience (register as a Candidate Engineer with ECSA)
- Professional review by ECSA
- Designation: Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the title Professional Engineer.
Other names for Telecommunications Engineer:
Fibre Optics Engineer
Radio and Telecommunications Engineer
RF Designers (Tx and Rx)
Satellite Transmission Engineer
Signal Processing Engineer
Signal Systems Engineer
Signaling and Communications Engineer
The Engineering Council Of South Africa ECSA
The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) is a statutory body established in terms of the Engineering Profession Act (EPA), 46 of 2000. The ECSA’s primary role is the regulation of the engineering profession in terms of this Act. Its core functions are the accreditation of engineering programmes, registration of persons as professionals in specified categories, and the regulation of the practice of registered persons.
Consequently, the ECSA is the only body in South Africa that is authorised to register engineering professionals and bestow the use of engineering titles, such as Pr Eng, Pr Tech Eng, Pr Techni Eng, Pr Cert Eng, on persons who have met the requisite professional registration criteria.